The Impact of organizational politics on strategy effectiveness

Jane Gunn, Stephen Chen

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract


This paper makes a contribution to an under-explored area in strategy process research - the relationship between organizational politics (OP) and strategy effectiveness. OP has received little attention in mainstream strategy research or practice, despite strong evidence that it is an inherent part of organizational life and has negative implications for both organizations and their members. In the paper, we test a theoretical model of the impact of OP on strategy effectiveness to reveal that, in addition to the well-established negative effects of OP, certain political behaviours have a positive relationship with strategy effectiveness. Implications of our findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDoing well by doing good : proceedings of the 2007 Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventAcademy of Management Annual Meeting (67th : 2007) - Philadelphia, PA
Duration: 6 Aug 200710 Aug 2007


  • strategy process
  • organizational politics


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